Apr 22, 2013 4:00am PDT
charges could come for accused bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev. as soon as today. he will likely face state charges in fatal shooting of a m.i.t. police officer. this morning officials say that he is awake and using pen and paper to answer investigators' questions. >>> this as investigators try to piece together why they believe he and his older brother planted two bombs at the boston marathon killing three people and injuring more than 180. >>> the main focus of the investigation is turning to why the older brother, tamerlan, killed in a shootout with police early friday morning traveled to russia for six months last year. the fbi also admits they interviewed him in 2011 raising questions as to whether possible warning signs were missed. >>> we're also learning this morning an incredible story from a man who witnessed two explosions in just one week. the boston marathon and the fertilizer plant explosion in west, texas. joe berti ran the marathon and crossed the finish line just 30 seconds before the first explosion. then he and his wife headed back home to texas. >> you see a picture of a
Apr 22, 2013 2:00am PDT
the bombings. here's what we know this morning, suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev remains in serious condition at a boston hospital with gunshot wounds including one to his throat possibly from a suicide attempt. he has yet to be charged in connection with the attack or been notified of his miranda rights, however, this morning officials tell nbc news he's awake and using pen and paper to answer questions from investigators. all of this as the fbi says it has obtained surveillance footage showing tsarnaev putting down his backpack near the finish line just minutes before the explosion. massachusetts governor deval patrick says he's been briefed on the footage. >> the suspect took the backpack off, put it down, did not react when the first explosion went off and then moved away from the backpack in time for the second explosion, so pretty clear about his involvement and pretty chilling, frankly. >> all right, so while we wait on that video, i want you to look at these new infrared images released showing the final intense moments of the manhunt. stun grenades just exploded as police moved in to
Apr 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
a description of a still unreleased fbi video. according to those familiar with what it shows, dzhokhar tsarnaev can be seen removing his backpack at the spot where the second bomb was placed, and acting very differently from those around him when e first bomb blew up. >> this suspect took the backpack off, put it down, did not react when the first explosion went off, and then moved away from the backpack in time for the second explosion. >> federal officials say in the hours after the fbi released photos of the bombing suspects thursday night, investigators had not yet matched any names to their pictures and, in fact, did not even have the tsarnaev brothers in any terrorist data base. only after the older brother was killed in the late night shootout in watertown were agents able to check his fingerprints and put actual names to their case. fbi agents are seeking to interview all the family members and friends of the two brothers, including the wife of the older one, tamerlan. her lawyer says he is talking to federal authorities about how to proceed. matt? >> pete williams, thank you very much.